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Flights

International flights land at the Ben Gurion Intl. Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv. The airport is 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Tel Aviv, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Jerusalem, and 12 miles (20 km) northeast of Rehovot. The drive from the airport to HSL should take about 25-30 minutes. Local time in Israel is GMT + 2 hours.

Note: Some airport and public transportation services are limited on the Sabbath, between Friday from about 5 P.M. to Saturday at 6 P.M.





Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport

Airport code: TLV
Local time: GMT + 2 hours

Train
From the Ben Gurion Airport train station, located near the arrivals hall in the airport, you can take a direct train to Tel Aviv. Buy a ticket to the Tel Aviv University station and go down the escalator to the train. To get to the IBM R&D Labs in Israel Tel Aviv site from the university station, you can either take a taxi or a city bus, or transfer to the eastbound train to the Bnei Brak station, from where you can either take a taxi or a city bus to the office at 6 HaBarzel St.

For more information, see the Israel Railways site. Note that trains and buses do not generally run on Saturdays/holidays in Israel. If you arrive on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or a holiday, you will probably want to rent a car or take a taxi to Haifa.

Bus
You can take a direct Egged bus from the airport to Tel Aviv. Take the 475 bus to the central bus station in Tel Aviv and take a city bus or taxi from there to your destination.

Taxi
As you exit from the terminal building, look for the supervised taxi stand. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares from the airport are fixed, so the driver should not use the meter.

Rental Car
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and other local firms have offices at the airport.





Driving Instructions

From the Airport
Follow the signs to Route 1 West to Tel Aviv. Route 1 becomes the Ayalon Highway North. Exit at Rokach Boulevard, and turn right at the exit towards the Ganei Taarucha Exhibition Grounds. Take the first right turn onto Sheetrit St. Go straight through the first traffic light onto Raoul Wallenberg St. Bear right at the fork onto Habarzel St. The site is located in the BMC building at 6 Habarzel St.

From the Haifa Site
Take Highway 2 (the Coastal Road) south towards Tel Aviv from Haifa for about 70 km. Turn left at the Glilot Junction, and then turn right on the Ayalon Highway South. Exit at Rokach Boulevard, and turn left at the exit towards the Ganei Taarucha Exhibition Grounds. Take the first right turn onto Sheetrit St. Go straight through the first traffic light onto Raoul Wallenberg St. Bear right at the fork onto Habarzel St. The site is located in the BMC building at 6 Habarzel St.

From the Rehovot Site
Drive north from Rehovot on Highway 412, and turn left before Ness Ziona towards Beit Oved. At the Beit Oved Junction, turn right on Highway 42 towards Rishon LeZion. At the Gan Raveh interchange, take Highway 4 North. After about 5 km, at the Ganot interchange, take Route 1 West towards Tel Aviv. Route 1 becomes the Ayalon Highway North. Exit at Rokach Boulevard, and turn right at the exit towards the Ganei Taarucha Exhibition Grounds. Take the first right turn onto Sheetrit St. Go straight through the first traffic light onto Raoul Wallenberg St. Bear right at the fork onto Habarzel St. The site is located in the BMC building at 6 Habarzel St.





Tel-Aviv Map

The IBM R&D Labs in Israel Tel Aviv site is located in the BMC building at 6 Habarzel St.





Tel-Aviv General Information





Tips

  • European power is 220 V/50 Hz. Most, but not all ThinkPad AC adapters will accommodate this; check before leaving. You will need a Europe/US outlet adapter, these can often be found in US airport shops or can be ordered from http://www.port.com/.
  • The dress code at the IBM R&D Labs in Israel is generally very casual. Ties at IBM R&D Labs in Israel would be rather unusual, and jeans and T-shirts are common.
  • The work week in the IBM R&D Labs in Israel and throughout Israel is from Sunday to Thursday.


































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